Daniel Arsham - 24/7 Hong Kong Monday, October 7, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    With a noteworthy career spanning over a decade, New-York based artist Daniel Arsham has established a name for himself that exceeds any niche or discipline, touching each end of the art world spectrum. In thought-provoking and eye-catching work, Arsham has masterminded a multidisciplinary practice that exists in between art, architecture, and performance. Unpacking the world we live in through a range of mediums, the one thread that ties his work together is that of inevitably - that objects in the present reflect ideas from the past, and are destined to be transformed by the future. Renown for creating ‘future relics’ in his practice, Arsham also explores dichotomies between reality and fiction, as well as destruction and creation.

    Executed of glass, sand, and a cast miniature camera and quartz crystal, the editioned present lot, exists both as an artwork as well as a working time-keeping device. As you turn Hourglass, one object is revealed while the other is covered in blue sand. With a run-time of approximately 30 minutes, the nature of the work introduces an engaging element of interactivity.

    Arsham has been honoured with solo exhibitions around the world, including most recently at the HOW Art Museum, Shanghai (2019). The past couple of years have also seen Arsham exhibit at venues including Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (2019), as well as the Perrotin Gallery in New York (2018) and Tokyo (2018).

Property of a Private New York Collector


Hourglass (Blue)

glass and cast opaque white resin
24.5 x 13 cm. (9 5/8 x 5 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2019, this work is number 417 from an edition of 500, and is accompanied by its original box with guarantee card and a pair of white art handling gloves.

HK$8,000 - 16,000 

Sold for HK$27,500

Contact Specialist

Delissa Putri Handoko
Head of Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art


Online Auction 9-18 October 2019